Darjeeling Train Tour
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Darjeeling Train Tour

Duration : 10 Days / 09 Nights

Destinations : Kolkata - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong - New Jalpaiguri – Kolkata

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Destination Darjeeling is synonymous to the timeless trail of the Toy Train trailing alongside the mighty mountains through its legendary loops since 1881. This surreal experience begins from New Jalpaiguri, the station where the altitude starts rising, allowing the train to snake its way through the mountain cliffs, tea estates and Buddhist monasteries on the charming mountain trail. Besides this, the Darjeeling Train Tour allows tourists to explore the serene Sikkim and its gompas in Gangtok and enjoy trekking in Kalimpong.

Itinerary - Darjeeling Train Tour - 10 Days / 09 Nights

Destination Covered » Kolkata - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong - New Jalpaiguri – Kolkata

Day 1. Arrive Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta)

On arrival at Kolkata International Airport, meet India Luxury Train representative who will assist the transfer to the hotel. Kolkata, the most important gateway to Eastern India is also the city where the East India Company first set up their base in the 17th century. Overnight stay.

Day 2. In Kolkata – Darjeeling

Breakfast at the hotel followed by Kolkata sightseeing featuring a visit to Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Fort William, Mother Teresa Ashram and famous cricket ground Eden Gardens. Evening transfer to Railway Station to board Train # 2343 Darjeeling Mail dep. 22:05 hrs. Overnight on board.

Day 3. Darjeeling

Arrive New Jalpaiguri Railway Station at 08:00 hrs. Board Toy Train # 1D dep. 09:00 hrs and arr. 16:15 hrs at Darjeeling. Darjeeling at an altitude of 2134 m overlooking the Himalayas dominated by Mt. Kanchenjunga, was a favoured summer resort of the British people and now is India's one of the popular hill retreats. On your arrival in Darjeeling, check into the hotel. Afternoon is free for leisure. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 4. In Darjeeling

A very early start to the day takes tourists through an excursion to Tiger Hill for an impeccable sunrise experience over the Himalayas. Later transfer to the Darjeeling station to board the famous Toy Train Joy Ride to Ghoom station dep. 10:40 hrs and arr. Ghoom 11:30 hrs. Arrive Darjeeling at 12:30 hrs. Later leave for a guided Darjeeling town tour visiting the famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tibetan Refuge Centers, Tenzing Rock, Gomby Rock, Tibet Handicraft Centre and the landmark Tea gardens of Darjeeling. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 5. Darjeeling – Gangtok

After breakfast, depart for Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim) by road (98 kms / 4 hrs). On your arrival in Gangtok, check in to the hotel. Day free for leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 6. Gangtok

After breakfast, sight seeing tour of Gangtok includes a visit to Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. This is a research center for Mahayana Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Enchey Monastery, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa) and Rumtek Monastery. Overnight at Gangtok.

Day 7. Gangtok – Kalimpong

After breakfast, depart for Kalimpong by road (83 km/3 hr). Together with Darjeeling and Gangtok, this small and quiet hill hamlet forming the Golden Triangle of the Eastern Himalayas. On arrival in Kalimpong, check into the Hotel. Overnight in Kalimpong.

Day 8. In Kalimpong

After breakfast, embark on the sightseeing tour of Kalimpong including a visit to Dr. Graham's Home. Established in 1900 by a Scottish couple, Dr. Graham's Home is a beautiful complex where orphans and other deprived children are educated and taken care of. Later visit the monastery circuit of Kalimpong including Thapa Choling monastery, Thongsa monastery and Durpin Dara which towers over Kalimpong and offers breathtaking view of the plains rolling down to Siliguri. Overnight in Kalimpong.

Day 9. Kalimpong – New Jalpaiguri – Kolkata

Morning is free at leisure. Afternoon transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (80 km/3 hr) and board Train # 2344 Darjeeling Mail dep. 20:00 hrs. Overnight on board.

Day 10. Kolkata – Onward destination

Arrive Kolkata at 06:00 hrs. Transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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